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By RyanKamauff Big Data has been a hot topic throughout 2012. With 2013 fast approaching, we sat down with Terracotta CEO Robin Gilthorpe to get his predictions for the top trends that will drive Big Data activity in the coming year. His top five predictions, explained in detail in this video, are: Big Data has to be fast data - Enterprises will profit from Big Data intelligence in proportion to how quickly they can act on it. Rise of the hybrid cloud - It’s no longer about building your own platform; it’s more efficient to play in ecosystems. CIOs and CMOs get a lot closer - Marketing spend on technology is about to eclipse IT spend on technology. The Internet of things crosses the chasm - In just a few years, over 25 billion data-producing devices will be connected. Social becomes part of life’s fabric - Remember e-business departments? Social will permeate in the... (more)

Will Cloud Computing Confuse Network Management?

Network Management at Cloud Expo In today’s technology-dependent enterprise environment, the efficiency of most business processes depends directly on the effective performance of the IT infrastructure. Almost every single activity - from servicing a customer to shipping purchased products - is dependent upon one or more software applications and the underlying computing/network infrastructure. This demand is already stretching traditional network management tools to the limit, given the universal adoption of multi-tier applications, distributed computing and web technologies in ... (more)

Dolphin Announces Open API With Over 50 Add-ons Including Dropbox and Wikipedia

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/28/12 -- GOOGLE I/O -- Dolphin Browser, the most popular third-party browser on Android and iOS and only Gesture and Voice enabled browser, today announced the launch of Dolphin Garage, which opens the Dolphin Browser API to allow for third-party development. Dolphin also announced four new Add-ons from Dropbox, Pocket, Evernote and Wikipedia that show off Dolphin Garage's powerful capabilities. In addition, Dolphin Garage also supports Web apps based on Adobe's PhoneGap, which enable faster HTML5 Web app deployment. Dolphin Garage gives d... (more)

Apple Should Buy Adobe

(April 14, 2009) - I just reported Apples' 3rd quarter results here. I don't know how many of you remember this. I was a freshman in college and my favorite PC database package was Paradox. Paradox was created by a small company called Ansa Software. Do you guys also remember the Frenchman Philip Kahn, the charismatic founder and CEO of Borland? There were always weird stories about Kahn, that he would hire people like the young man who pumped gas into his car at a gas station, or that he had board meetings on his sailboat, or that he forgot to file his permanent residence applic... (more)

WebSphere Guru to Keynote at SOA World

With IBM taking major initiatives in the cloud computing arena this week, it is timely that SYS-CON Events recently announced that IBM WebSphere Director of Product Management Dr. Kareem Yusuf will be delivering a keynote on cloud computing and Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) at the upcoming SOA World Conference & Expo 2009 East (www.soaworld2009.com) June 22-23 in New York City. In his session, "Convergence in the Cloud: How Cloud Computing and SOA Produce Real Change," Dr. Yusuf will explore various definitions and characteristics of cloud computing and how SOA influences ... (more)

IBM & Cloud Computing: How "SOA in the Cloud" Can Produce Real Change

"SOA serves as the foundation for the move into the cloud," stated Dr. Kareem Yusuf, Director Product Management, WebSphere Software, IBM, in his keynote at SOA World Conference & Expo in NYC Tuesday. "What are the characteristics of the cloud?" Dr Yusuf then asked. Shared infrastructure, self-service capabilities, and the fact that it will be virtualized are several that he mentioned. He also noted that two things stand out about the cloud - self-service access and management, and elastic scaling. "What we are actually doing with the cloud comes down to cloud services," state... (more)